Jaunt - Odell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Odell Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Western Slope of Colorado, just a short trip over the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect place to find new ingredients for an excursion in brewing. Jaunt is a process, or journey, marrying a delicate pale ale with Colorado grown Riesling grapes and aged on oak, just for pleasure. The final blend boasts a creamy malt body, a bright and crisp fruity finish, and just a dash of vanilla from the oak. 7.6%

(Beer added by: Prospero on 05-14-2014)
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Photo of emerge077
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange, fairly murky and opaque. Dense layer of foam, sticky lace forms delicate drippy patterns in the glass.

Aroma is very yeasty, nebulously Belgian. Not much in the way of oak or grapes.

Taste is vaguely tart with an inkling of grape, creamy and yeasty feel, medium bodied. No real sweetness from the Riesling or vanilla from the oak, though there's a decent beer there. Sort of neither here nor there though. Glad it was shared a few ways, a whole bottle would be a chore.

More often than not Odell seems to promise too much on their labels...

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackofallbrews
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Aroma: Strong white grape aroma right off the bat. I get some Belgian estery aroma after that combined with some sweet honey and sugary notes. A bit of tart or lactic zip as it warms up.

Appearance: Golden color, excellent clarity. Very effervescent with a huge long lasting white head.

Flavor: Tart at first with flavors of white wine and golden raisins. There is a sharp finish and a metallic twang that is unpleasant but fleeting on the tongue. A sweet malt flavor lingers once the metallic has dissipated. This is very dry and highly carbonated with a medium to almost light body. I get very little oak flavor (vanilla, char, etc.) but it may add some tannin.

Overall: An interesting beer, but not my favorite from Odell. At first I gave this a 3 due to that metallic flavor, but as it warmed up and I got into my second glass of it this improved and I upgraded to a 3.5.

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of lonewolfcry
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of NSXAG
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Odell Brewing - Jaunt [Ale Brewed With Riesling Grape Juice Age On Oak Staves] (750ml ---> Stella Artois Chalice : 7.6% ABV)

Always having had an affinity for wine before beer, anything brewed with some sort of alliance to wine is something I find myself highly interested in... Though the new world riesling is often not my favorite styling, (These grapes being from acquired Colorado - New world) BEER being brewed in Colorado is something my palate NEVER objects to... It poured a deep golden color with a fair amount of haziness beneath a 2.5 inch head that consisted of moderately large bubbles... It faded decently quickly though, leaving a decent amount of lacing and nice retentive cap... First on the nose is a bit of wheatyness, but then come the soft fruit notes, with tiny hints of oak amongst them as well, no single fruit but also doesn't exactly smell distinctly like with either... It's extremely lively as is glides across your tongue on first sip, and tastes a bit citrusy, almost as if it's reaching towards a belgian ale... The mid palate is definitely where you start to taste the riesling presence as it offers a bold richness to the beer, but enjoyable and far from the realms of too sweet... It finishes extremely smooth with the oak and riesling sticking around for a while after each sip, fading slowly off of the palate... Mouthfeel on the beer suits it swimmingly, it's lighter, which hosts the softer fruitier tastes nicely, but has enough carbonation to make it taste full at the same time... Overall I enjoyed this brew a lot, a great summer ale that offers a delightful mix of flavors for both the wine and beer drinker alike... Another great brew - Cheers!!

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +24%

This beer has a very grapey nose over light malt, yeast and faint vanilla.
It pours a brilliant gold under a 1” off-white foam cap that slowly dissipates to a thick film but is easily roused and produces good lace.
The beer has a big Belgian palate dominated by yeast driven fruit, grapes, light biscuit, a hint of vanilla, with a reisling and oak note backed by light hop bitterness in the finish. The flavors are deep and complex.
Very creamy, above average carbonation and light bodied for the alcohol and flavor.

Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hoppy91
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.43/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of cvm4
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L - Pours a golden body with a copper tint and a fluffy two finger head. Great retention.

S - White grape skin, pear, sweet grains and a grassiness element. No oak on the nose.

T - Sweet white grapes and a a farmhouse character all mixed together. Also, biscuit malts and Belgian yeast. Not really any oak to speak of.

F - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Really wet finish and a bit cloying as it warms.

O - It's good for what it is, but nothing really to write home about.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

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Jaunt from Odell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.